Stefan Vinke and Iréne Theorin Are Outstanding in the Liceu’s Tristan und Isolde


Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 28.11.2017. (JMI)


Liceu’s Tristan und Isolde © A. Bofill

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Too Much Pyrite, Not Enough Gold in Adams World Premiere


John Adams, Girls of the Golden West: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Grant Gershon (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 21.11.2017. (HS)

The San Francisco Opera dress rehearsal of Girls of the Golden West. At the War Memorial Opera House on Friday night, November 17, 2017.

Davóne Tines (Ned Peters) & Julia Bullock (Dame Shirley) in Girls of the Golden West
(c) Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera

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Ashton’s Sylvia Confirms the Exceptional Partnership of the Royal Ballet’s Nuñez and Muntagirov


Delibes, Sylvia (choreography by Frederic Ashton): Soloists, corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Simon Hewett (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. 23.11.2017. (JPr)

Sylvia. Marianela Nuñez as Sylvia and Vadim Muntagirov as Aminta. ©ROH, 2017. Photographed by Alice Pennefather. (2)

Marianela Nuñez (Sylvia) and Vadim Muntagirov (Aminta) in Sylvia (c) Alice Pennefather

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Ivan Putrov’s Eclectic Showcase for Male Dancers in Motion


Men in Motion: Ivan Putrov and dancers, Paradisal Players, Zara Benyounes (violin), Rebecca Gilliver (cello), Ana Šinkovec Burstin (piano) / Samuel Burstin (conductor). London Coliseum, 22.11.2017. (J.O’D)


Men in Motion (c) Rose (design) & Nick Knight (photo)

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Svetlana Zakharova and Bolshoi Stars Fill the London Coliseum with AMORE


Svetlana Zakharova – AMORE: Svetlana Zakharova and stars of the Bolshoi Ballet, Orchestra of English National Ballet / Pavel Sorokin (conductor), London Coliseum, 21.11.2017. (JPr)

AMORE 'Strokes Through The Tail' photo by Batyr Annadurdyev

Strokes Through The Tail (c) Batyr Annadurdyev

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Compelling La traviata from Scottish Opera


Verdi, La traviata: Scottish Opera / Dane Lam (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 21.11.2017. (SRT)

Photo credit: Jane Hobson

Scottish Opera’s La traviata (c) Jane Hobson

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Thomas Adès’ Dark, Disturbing and Brilliant The Exterminating Angel at the Met


Adès, The Exterminating Angel Cast, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Thomas Adès (Conductor), Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex, Belfast, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 18.11.2017. (RB)


The Exterminating Angel (c) The Metropolitan Opera

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Time Considered in William Kentridge’s Refuse the Hour


Philip Miller, Refuse the Hour: Various soloists, performers and musicians / Adam Howard (conductor), UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance at Royce Hall, Los Angeles, 18.11.2017. (JRo)

Refuse the Hour (c) John Hodgkiss

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